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Jeremiah 22:19-29 (New International Version)

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19 He will have the burial1 of a donkey-- dragged away and thrown2 outside the gates of Jerusalem." 20 "Go up to Lebanon and cry out,3 let your voice be heard in Bashan,4 cry out from Abarim,5 for all your allies6 are crushed. 21 I warned you when you felt secure,7 but you said, 'I will not listen!' This has been your way from your youth;8 you have not obeyed9 me. 22 The wind10 will drive all your shepherds11 away, and your allies12 will go into exile. Then you will be ashamed and disgraced13 because of all your wickedness. 23 You who live in 'Lebanon,a14' who are nestled in cedar buildings, how you will groan when pangs come upon you, pain15 like that of a woman in labor! 24 "As surely as I live," declares the LORD, "even if you, Jehoiachinb16 son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, were a signet ring17 on my right hand, I would still pull you off. 25 I will hand you over18 to those who seek your life, those you fear--to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and to the Babylonians.c 26 I will hurl19 you and the mother20 who gave you birth into another country, where neither of you was born, and there you both will die. 27 You will never come back to the land you long to return21 to." 28 Is this man Jehoiachin22 a despised, broken pot,23 an object no one wants? Why will he and his children be hurled24 out, cast into a land25 they do not know? 29 O land,26 land, land, hear the word of the LORD!
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